- 3-hour Budapest food tour including the Central Market Hall, Central Pest and the Jewish quarter
- Learn about Hungarian cuisine from a local guide, passionate about food
- Sample salami, sausage, freshwater fish and award-winning chocolate
- Visit Budapest Central Market Hall and a retro bar to enjoy a spritzer
- Stop for photos next to the Great Synagogue and try some local Jewish specialties
- Enjoy a bowl of Hungarian goulash near St Stephen’s Cathedral
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
A must-do tour for all foodies and for those who want to get a real taste for the Hungarian culture!
What You Can Expect
While still using enough meat to make vegetarians weep, Hungarian cuisine – in Budapest at least – has more to it than meets the eye. Seasonal vegetables play a starring role in many of the capital’s kitchens, and classic dishes like palatschinke (stuffed pancakes) are often filled with ripe cheeses or sauerkraut. Embrace the local love for freshwater fish by sampling specialties in a side-walk café, and then try chocolates from an award-winning chocolate factory in Central Pest.
Wash down the tasty treats with a Hungarian spritzer in a retro café while discussing the different drinks that feature in many Budapest bars. Work off the food with a walk to the city’s historical Jewish quarter (often called Elizabeth Town or district VII) and then stop for photos next to the Great Synagogue, an impressive place of worship tucked away between the neighborhood’s kosher bakeries and cake shops. Sample some of the local Jewish fare and then stroll back toward the center of town.
Cross Andrássy Avenue, an elegant UNESCO World Heritage-listed street, and then finish in an authentic restaurant near St Stephen Cathedral, enjoying your tour’s pièce de résistance: a bowl of hearty Hungarian goulash and dumplings.
This was a great tour! We started the tour at central market and she provided us with history and also sampled some delicious sausages and sweets! We then walked around the city, getting a history lesson, but also stopping by some really great eating establishments off the beaten path. We even did a mini ruin tour (bars). Finally we ended with some hearty goulash and strudel... and then she listed her favorite bars and places to eat for us to check out afterwards. Livia is a great tour guide - she's fun, friendly, and has such a love for her city, Budapest. I strongly recommend this tour for foodies and historians!
This was the best tour I took in Budapest. Olivia the tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging. The tour started at the market hall with its fresh food stalls and then traveled to amazing neighborhood restaurants and bars. The "Ruin Bar" scene was amazing and we enjoyed a roof top bar. I felt like I was closer to understanding the town I was visiting and its people on this tour.